student council denim collection

The student council has been conducting a collection drive through “Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green” TM program.  Being made mostly from cotton, the denim is converted to natural cotton fiber insulation for houses.  Not only is the student council getting denim from members of the community, but it is also acquiring unsalable denim from the Countryside Hospice Thrift Store in Pierre, saving them valuable monies that they do not have to spend on disposal fees. To date, the students have sent 931 pieces of denim, weighing over 1269 pounds to be converted into insulation, conserving space in our local landfill.  Council members will continue the collection throughout the school year.  Community members who wish to take part in the program may drop off denim at the Stanley County High School or call 223-7743 to arrange for a pickup.